[clug] firefox question

Francis James Whittle fj.whittle at gmail.com
Sun Dec 22 19:12:59 MST 2013

This feels like an obvious question, but - it's not just because
log.enquisite.com resolves to is it?

On Mon, 2013-12-23 at 10:47 +1100, Eyal Lebedinsky wrote:
>  From time to time I notice an error message in my httpd server saying
> Requests with error response codes
> 	404 Not Found
> 		/log.js?id=489946-bxlkf45: 1 Time(s)
> These show when the main fs holding my web root is unmounted, so naturally i get this error.
> However, I wanted to understand where this reference comes from. In doing so I noticed that
> it seems that a specific address 'logs.enquisite.com' is treated in a non standard way.
> When I enter this in the address bar I get my own httpd root page showing.
> I use 'adblock' and it does not block this address. My proxy (privoxy) has a generic rule
> to block '.enquisite.com' and it blocks all sub-domains except 'log.'.
> This is what privoxy logs when I browse to 'xxx.enquisite.com'
> 	2013-12-23 09:27:52.686 7f961076f700 Crunch: Blocked: http://xxx.enquisite.com/
> - - [23/Dec/2013:09:27:52 +1100] "GET http://xxx.enquisite.com/ HTTP/1.1" 403 9531
> Nothing shows in the log when I browse to 'log.enquisite.com' and the browser shows my
> own web page.
> A tcpdump on my internet connection shows that there is no direct connection
> (bypassing the proxy) to this address.
> I did some searches and it seems that this site is something "special" but I wonder if
> it gets "special" treatment by my software (firefox? apache?). During my searches I noted
> that googling 'enquisite.com firefox' brings many hits, yet googling 'log.enquisite.com firefox'
> returns a blank page. Same with duckduckgo. Yahoo finds many hits.
> Does anyone know what is going on?
> -- 
> Eyal Lebedinsky	(eyal at eyal.emu.id.au)

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